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Way of the World

Way of the World 
Mixed Media Installation by B. Lynch 

June 25-August 2, 2019

Reception: Thursday July 11

Summer Gallery Hours: Mondays: By appointment. Tuesdays-Fridays: 9-4
Closed Saturdays*, Sundays and the Fourth of July.
(*Open two special Saturday hours: July 20 and 27, 1-4pm)

 

Way of the World, is a solo exhibition of an imaginary time-bending universe echoing our own society, reflecting choices of wealth, power and work, by Boston artist B. Lynch.

 

B. Lynch’s world is miniaturized, viewers will be delighted with the doll-house feel, yet it isn’t cozy. The dioramas, prints, paintings and figurines capture the essence of our polarized society. The project theatrically posits two factions of human existence. Her work raises questions and with the help of visitor participation may even start to provide some useful ideas about how we organize our desire for wealth and our need for dignity in purposeful doing.

 

The Reds, placed in the stylish 18th century, have all the money, the best stuff and seemingly steer events. The larger Greys faction, living in a dystopian setting are the doers, they have work but little else. So, who’s on top? Revolutions echo down the years, philosophers extol the dignity of work, everybody wants riches and leisure. How do we cope?

 

Be sure to check B. Lynch’s website for updates and images from this exhibition.

 

 

B. Lynch received her MFA at Lesley College of Art and Design and was the Director of the Trustman Art Gallery at Simmons College. Her artwork has shown at the Carnegie Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Art Complex Museum, Montserrat College of Art and university galleries throughout the USA. She is a recipient of the St. Botolph grant, Puffin Foundation and Ludwig Vogelstein award among others.

 

 

Lamont Gallery programs are supported in part by the Michael C. Rockefeller ’56 Visiting Artists Fund.